Austin Mooney focuses his practice on global privacy, cybersecurity, and emerging technologies. A Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe, he is experienced in helping clients navigate US and international data protection law, including the GDPR. He is well versed in consumer privacy actions, as well as in compliance issues with the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and other federal surveillance law. He counsels clients on a wide range of topics, including consumer protection law, cross border data flows, and data breach response and prevention.
Prior to joining McDermott, Austin served as a law clerk for Senator Feinstein, working on FISA reform and other legislative initiatives. He also worked on consumer privacy issues at the Federal Trade Commission. Before that, he interned at the Network Advertising Initiative, a privacy self-regulatory group, working on cross-device tracking and emerging legal issues impacting advertising technology companies.